Ferguson Wellman Capital Management is an established investment advisory firm that has managed growth carefully in order to provide the high level of personalized service our clients have expected from us for more than 40 years.
We create and deliver investment strategies, services, communication and education to individuals and institutions.
Since our inception in 1975, Ferguson Wellman has been an independent, employee-owned firm solely dedicated to investment management. Contrary to industry trends, we are committed to maintaining our employee ownership structure, as we believe it best serves our clients and staff.
The prospect of ownership has been a powerful tool for us in recruiting and retaining outstanding professionals who have brought expertise to our firm and continue to identify ways to best serve our individual and institutional clients. 73 percent of our 45 employees own shares in the firm and six principal owners share firm-wide management responsibilities.
Our principal owners are in their 50s and 60s, providing a stable environment for long-term relationships with clients. There has been no turnover in investment professionals in the last 27 years.
The firm is led by a board of directors and investment professionals who work in a team structure for investment management and client service. Since 2007, a percentage of outstanding shares have been sold between the board of directors and the firm's executive and senior vice presidents. This is an ongoing exchange to transition ownership.
In addition to providing consistent investment management performance, reputable service and comprehensive reporting, many of our employees are active, contributing leaders in communities where we serve clients.